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'Big C' consultant Dr. Vijay Trisal
Cathy Jamison lived four TV seasons with cancer, a stage 4 melanoma diagnosed at the start of "The Big C" on Showtime; "The Big C: hereafter," a four-part series, airs Mondays. With Laura Linney in the lead role, Cathy's reactions, and those of her loved ones, ranged wildly as she learned to live whatever life remained. In the following Q&A, Dr. Vijay Trisal, a surgical oncologist at City of Hope and the show's medical consultant throughout the process, talks about some of the personal and social issues surrounding cancer.
By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times
May 4, 2013